Estimated CO2 Saving: 13kg per month (150kg per year)
Cattle pollute with their burping (seriously), so reducing your dairy products consumption can help cut CO2. But make sure you always watch your nutritional requirements too.
Here are some easy tips to reduce dairy in your diet-
How to …
1. Recognise that this can be a difficult area for change and talk it through with members of your household, while also paying attention to everyone’s nutritional requirements*.
2. Look for simple opportunities to reduce any excessive dairy consumption including milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and chocolate.
o Change to black tea and coffee
o Substitute soy/almond/coconut/rice milk
o Switch from cereals to toasts for breakfast
o Drink more water
o Make ice cream and chocolate genuine treats rather than regular daily fare
3. Use less milk, cream and cheese in your cooking.
4. On the take-away front, try to cut back on pizza and milkshakes. There are so many delicious dairy-free options if you must get takeaway, and always try to get something with no disposable packaging!
Vegan Easter chocolate recipe
-¼ cup coconut oil, liquefied -¼ cup almond butter, softened -¼ cup cocoa powder -2 tbsp maple syrup -1 tsp vanilla
-Blend together, pop in chocolate mould or muffin tin and freeze for 20 minutes.
Enjoy your delicous Easter chocolate!